Michael Boussina Inclusion Program

Rabbi Capers Funnye with Torah

Rabbi Funnye brings a message of inclusion and interfaith harmony.

February 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2017
Mosaic Law Congregation
Co-sponsored by the Michael Boussina Inclusion Program

            Rabbi Capers Funnye, Jr. is the Chief Rabbi of the International Israelite Board of Rabbis and serves as the spiritual leader of Chicago’s Beth Shalom Bnai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation. He is a widely sought after lecturer and has appeared on many national and local television shows. A key part of his work is building relationships with Ethiopian Jews outside of the United States such as Beta Israel in Ethiopia and the Igbo Jews in Nigeria.

            He is one of the country’s most prominent black rabbis and is well-known in Jewish circles for being a bridge between mainstay Jewry and the smaller, and largely separate, world of black Jewish congregations. Rabbi Funnye wants to inspire inclusion by swinging the doors of Judaism open to embrace all Jews. His message draws attention to global Judaism, inclusion, diversity and interfaith harmony.

Topics during the weekend will include, “My Sacred Journey to Judaism”, “The History of Judaism in the African American Community”, “A Conversation With Rabbi Capers Funnye”, and “Emerging Jewish Communities in Sub-Saharan Africa”. The Friday Night Shabbat dinner is $18 and there is a suggested $5 donation for the 10:00am Sunday morning session. This program is open to the entire community. For more information and to RSVP please contact Taliah Berger at 916-541-3720 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..